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03/17/19* @ 9:30AM

Craic (pronounced CRACK) is an Irish term that means "lively conversation" or "good times" and that's exactly what you'll experience at Craicfest!

Registration includes a race shirt plus a festive St. Patrick's Day party at CambridgeSide with Notch, Somerville Brewing & Bantam Cider! [*permit pending final approval from City of Cambridge]

2018 Race Shirt



Cambridge 5K - Craicfest is sanctioned by USA Track & Field and the course is USATF certified [MA16011BK]. The course is fast & flat and super fun to run! Did we mention that it goes UNDER the Zakim Bridge? [Google Maps]

All teams with 25 or more runners registered before 3/1, receive a reserved tent at the party plus a team supply of refreshments. Don't miss this great perk!

All runners receive five parking vouchers for the CambridgeSide parking garage (which is where the race is located). Use your vouchers for free parking on race weekend then save the extras for future visits!


Who does the race benefit?
Ahern Family Charitable Foundation & East End House.

Can I pick up my friend's bib? 
Yes, you can pick up a maximum of 5 bibs. Please bring each runner's Eventbrite ticket so we can scan their QR code. 

Will there be a bag check?
Yes, at CambridgeSide on Garage Level G2. All bags are subject to search by CPD.

Where is the post-race event located?
Indoors at CambridgeSide on Garage Level G2.

Are running strollers allowed?
Yes. Please exercise caution and remember to line up near the back.

Can I bring my friends or family to the party?
Sorry, the party is ONLY for runners and volunteers. Have them sign up to volunteer! [ >register > checkout]. 

Craicfest Demographics

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